Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions
This four-week online course provides an overview of acquiring, providing access to, administering, supporting, and monitoring access to electronic resources. Gives a basic background in electronic resource acquisitions including product trials, licensing, purchasing methods, and pricing models and will provide an overview of the sometimes complex relationships between vendors, publishers, platform providers, and libraries. The course was developed by Dalene Hawthorne, Head of Systems and Technical Services, Emporia State University (Kan.).
Who Should Attend
This is a fundamentals course that will appeal to anyone interested in the topic with no previous experience.
Taking a web course is different than taking a traditional course in a classroom. Read Are You Ready for Online Learning to make sure the web course structure is right for you.
- Jesse Holden is Account Services Manager for Northern California and Oregon at EBSCO.
- Xan Arch is Collection Development Librarian at Reed College.
- Elizabeth Winter is Electronic Resources Coordinator at Georgia Tech Library.
- Susan Davis is Acquisitions Librarian for Continuing Resources at SUNY Buffalo.
- Lisa MacKinder is Acquisitions Librarian at University of California Irvine.
- Session 1: February 24 – March 21
- Session 2: April 14 – May 9
- Session 3: July 21 – August 15
- Session 4: September 22 – October 17
- Session 5: November 10 – December 5
8 contact hours.
Certificates of completion are sent upon successful completion (passing score of 70% or higher) of the course.
$109 ALCTS members; $139 nonmembers
A Moodle-developed site is composed of self-paced modules with facilitated interaction led by the instructors. There are predetermined start and end dates and a suggested pace which include interaction with the instructors and your classmates. Students regularly use the forum and chat room functions to facilitate their class participation. Section quizzes are offered and feedback given, however, there is no final class grade.
The course web site will be open for 1 week prior to the start date for students to have access to Moodle instructions and set their browser correctly. The course site will remain open 1 week after the end date for students to complete any sections and submit the course evaluation survey.
Registration for each course is limited to 20 people. For courses that are not sold out, online and fax registration ends at 12 noon CDT on the Monday before the course begins. Mailed registration forms must be postmarked by two Mondays prior to the course start date.
Cancelation & Change Policy
Any requests for cancelation or changes to registration must be received in writing by ALCTS or the ALA registration department (MACS) no later than 7 days prior to the start of the course and are subject to a $40 processing fee.